Tassajara Yoga & Zen Retreat

August 3-August 6

With Ann Averbach and Denise Lapides at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

Reach the Heart, Drop the Head:  Return to a Pure Mind and Joyful Heart in Practice and Breath with Yoga and Zen

Step into the innocence of Heart Directed living with Vinyasa  and Kundalini Yoga and the art of Zen meditation to nourish your breath, body and heart.

Integrate the vibrancy of vinyasa yoga, the upliftment of kundalini  yoga and the insight of Zen into your life.  These practices lead you to a deep calm and a quiet mind, where your heart blossoms.  Ann’s vinyasa flow classes are formulated to bring you to your edge where long held tension and insecurities can melt in the fire of your own alchemical process.  Kundalini Yoga is one of the singular most effective and transformative paths available today.  Denise’s classes are a platform for radical change and honesty. She masterfully translates complex teachings and knowledge into an experience that is accessible and fun for both new and long time practitioners. Ann and Denise weave breath into movement, mantra, mudra and meditation with harmonizing Gong  relaxations.  Together we will begin a 40 day meditation as community to leave the weekend renewed with clarity and to stay Heart directed, nourished and connected.

All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary for any of the Yoga.

Ann is deeply committed to helping others transform their lives through the yoga journey.  Founder of DiviniTree Yoga Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara,  Ann’s mission is to help build conscious community.  Her classes are uplifting, creative, inspiring, and full of wisdom.  She lives yoga through every breathe, and when she is not on her mat Ann can be found hiking in nature, traveling the world, gardening, or gathering with friends and family over farm to table meals.

Denise Kirpal Kaur fuses her life on and off the mat, by striving to live harmoniously by balancing study, family, spiritual practice, work, play and stillness.  Her classes are inspired from decades of earnest practice, humor and learning to see challenges as opportunities. She loves delivering thoughtful kernels of genuine tips for balanced living with compassion, joy and insight. Currently she teaches yoga, is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, and the Director of Teacher Training for Divinitree Yoga and Arts Studio.

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